Partner Ljuben Karavelov School

Ljuben Karavelov School (LKS) is a secondary school which is situated in Koprivshtitsa, a town of 2500 inhabitants in the mountains of Bulgaria. The school has approximately 200 students, from age 7 to 18, and 25 teachers who are specialist in various fields. The school has experience and expertise in dealing with diversity due to the disadvantaged background of the students, different competence level in every class and children with special needs.

The vision for the school is to offer collaborative forms of working and to fully support students on their way to successful professionals and active citizens in 21st century. This is partly achieved by working together with the municipality and by including parents in school life and decision-making processes where possible and appropriate. Cooperation between students, parents, school and the community is an important part of every day school life. Professional development of the teachers is a top priority, seeking to implement innovative and engaging practices that will improve the outcomes of our students.


Ivelina Pashova
Vice Principal of Teaching and learning

Ivelina Pashova has been the vice principal of Teaching and learning in Lyuben Karavelov highschool since 2014. She manages the internal professional development of the staff as well as several other projects in the school focused on providing learning and leadership opportunities for the students.

In addition, she continuously improves her teaching and managerial skills by participating in various trainings (Educational Leaders Training Program 2015 sponsored by America for Bulgaria Foundation, Dale Carnegie training for Managers 2015).

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